Rice, raw – 1 cup
Brinjal -0.25 cup
Onion -1 numbers
Cashew nuts -10 numbers
Turmeric-1/4 tsp teaspoon
Cumin seeds -1 teaspoon
Bay leaf – 1 no.
Cinnamon stick – 1 no.
groundnut powder- 1 tsp
Cook the rice with bay Leaf And cinnamon Stick. Allow It cool to get fluffy.
Chop The onion vertically and keep it aside. Wash and chop the brinjals into small cubes and keep it aside.
Meantime, heat the kadai and add oil. Saute the onion until light brown.
Add brinjals, turmeric and allow it to cook completely until the brinjals shrink.
Now add cumin seeds to the hot oil and allow them to sputter.
Finally add rice to the brinjal and mix well.
Fry cashews till they turn golden brown Color and add it to the pulao
Add the groundnut powder finally and mix well
Serve the rice with plain curd or raita of choice.
Brinjal is a very low-calorie vegetable. It is rich in soluble fiber, potassium, manganese and vitamin K that is known to promote several health benefits. So, the cashews added to the brinjal rice complements the calorie intake.